History Captured in Schools

A community story told by students, teachers and families

There are many personal reasons to preserve digital materials on Permanent.org and not all of them are a personal legacy. Sometimes we may be the stewards of others’ stories.

Robert and his wife are foster parents for young children. They want to make sure that the memories their foster children create with them are stored in a safe place so that, when they’re ready to revisit their past, they have a complete picture of their life preserved.

Foster children are often returned to challenging conditions, family instability, and financial insecurity. For many biological families, the care and preservation of important materials comes at a cost they cannot afford.

Permanent.org makes it easy for Robert to create Permanent Archives for his foster kids, upload digital materials that tell their story, share ownership with other adults in the children’s life, and personally endow their permanent storage.


Bryker Woods Elementary

BRYKER WOODS ELEMENTARY offers a high-quality elementary school education in a historic central Austin neighborhood. Bryker Woods has a variety of dedicated communication channels and each has a specific purpose, all tailored to best Serve their pupils.

“I am excited to begin our journey with Permanent.org. Through this platform, we will have peace of mind that our yearly events, photos and communication documents will forever be archived.”
KRIS MUELING, Principal, Bryker Woods Elementary
Archival Photo of Classroom
Preserving Their Story
The school archive is auto-generated from Living Tree data that includes photos of student activities and projects with comments from teachers and parents saved in their metadata. Parents can copy over anything they want to keep to their own archives.

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